Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My latest project

A few months ago I moved into an apartment. It's been fun, but if you have ever had a apartment, you know how ugly and bare it can be and how hard it is to decorate a small space. I didn't have a lot of money to work with so I decided to get a little crafty.:)
My dining room
This frame was given to me by one of my cute friends and I needed a place to put it! I had some old shelves that I got from IKEA and had my husband put them up.
I know I'm kind of a nerd, but I collect sand from every vacation I go on. It's so much better than bringing home a t-shirt or a postcard! I label them with the date and place and put them in spice jars.
I used Rusty's scrabble game...hopefully he won't notice there are pieces missing!:)
Wreath made out of paper flowers
Thanks to Pinterest, I found this cute idea!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays

I love everything about Christmas! Rusty couldn't believe how many decorations I had already collected. I think I might be more excited this year than years past. Rusty and I had fun decorating our tree and apartment.
He says he hates Christmas but he was having more fun than me. I think he decorated about 90% of our tree..with my guidance, of course. Lets face it, every guy needs help with their decorating skills.:)
 I decided to take off the 80's red bows and replace them with something much better!
Burlap bows
Rusty wanted a 1st year ornament and I told him he could pick out anything he wanted. This is the one he chose! Ha!:) It makes me laugh every time I look at it. At least it matches the tree, right?
I was impressed by his gift wrapping skills too! After wrapping the 3 presents, he was sweating and all worn out! Poor guy!:)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wedding Cake

My cake was another one of my favorite things from my wedding. I know it was a little girly, but that is why I loved it so much! I found this picture of a Martha Stewart wedding cake and wanted something similar to it...
Here's what we came up with.....
Rusty made the cute cake stand. I think he did a pretty good job!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wedding Invitation

I have a lot of things from my wedding that I loved, but my invitation had to be one of my favorites! Mostly because is was so ME!:) I also loved the colors and how unique it was.  
I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like. When I told her I wanted to use bakers twine and hang a tag from the front, she didn't think I was crazy like so many other people did. I LOVED how it turned out. This is the flip side of the invitation.
Pink Piggy Invitations

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Temple Square

It's a tradition to go see the lights at temple square and this year we went with our friends, Lisa and Spencer. I love it downtown during the Christmas season!:) I was a happy girl when I found out they still played movies in the visitors center. I forgot how much I loved the movie, Mr. Kruger's Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bridal Pictures!

I decided to take Rusty with me to get my Bridal pictures taken because I hate pictures of just me! It's a little awkward! I'm happy I made him come because it ended up snowing on our wedding day. :(  We went up to a cute little barn in Park City and that is where most of our pictures were taken.

I made this Thank You sign so I could make post cards for my thank you notes. Turned out kinda cute....
One of my favorite pictures! I love the look of the field and weeds.

Rusty was a goof ball! He is always making me laugh!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Engagement Pictures

We had so much fun taking our engagement pictures! Our photographer was a blast to be with and super talented! Even Rusty, the boy who hates pictures, couldn't stop talking about how much fun he had.:)

Mikki Platt Photography

Sunday, December 4, 2011


After 2 1/2 years of dating, Rusty finally popped the question at the beginning of June. He was really good at keeping it a secret from me, I had no idea that he was planning on proposing when he did. He proposed on a helicopter ride over downtown SLC that we had scheduled months earlier. It was funny because his hands were sweating so bad and he just kept saying that the helicopter was SO hot...and still, to this day, he won't admit he was super nervous. Everything about that day was perfect!

 After the helicopter ride, he took me to the Melting Pot for dessert. He sure knows how to win me and chocolate!

I love my ring! I think he did a pretty good job at designing it himself!